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Cleveland On Cotton: “Dare we say, ‘Dollar Cotton’?”

Cleveland On Cotton: “Dare we say, ‘Dollar Cotton’?”

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Like the legendary Icarus the cotton market has spread its wings and continues to climb. The good news for cotton is that prices are climbing into the clouds without any fear of the Sun’s heat melting its wings. On-call sales

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Texas: Reversing the Quail Decline

Texas: Reversing the Quail Decline

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 19, 2018

One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. “We have been using Kirby as a ‘life model’ for a variety

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Delaware Soybeans: Record Harvest in 2017

Delaware Soybeans: Record Harvest in 2017

👤From the Delaware Department of Agriculture 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Last week USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final crop production summary for 2017. Overall, Delaware farmers had a good year with some of the crops breaking records. “When we look at the USDA’s production summary it confirms

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U.S. Trade Policy: Lessons Learned from the Japanese Beef Market

U.S. Trade Policy: Lessons Learned from the Japanese Beef Market

👤By Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess, and Qianting Xie, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics 🕔Jan 19, 2018

For ten consecutive years, Japan has increased its meat consumption; consumption increased by 3.4% last year over the previous year to produce the highest level of growth in five years. Beef consumption, in particular, is expected to grow nearly 4%

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Arkansas Rice: Task Force Finalizes Smoke Management Guidelines for Field Burning

Arkansas Rice: Task Force Finalizes Smoke Management Guidelines for Field Burning

👤By Emily Woodall, USA Rice, The Daily 🕔Jan 19, 2018

The Arkansas Rice Farmers board recently created a task force to develop crop management guidelines to address community concerns about smoke created when farmers burn row crop field refuse each fall.  The task force had their second and final meeting

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DDGS Exports Set New Record To Southeast Asia

DDGS Exports Set New Record To Southeast Asia

👤From U.S. Grains Council 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, other countries in the region increased DDGS purchasing, the Vietnamese

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DTN Grain Close: Soybean Meal Posts 5th Consecutive Gain

DTN Grain Close: Soybean Meal Posts 5th Consecutive Gain

👤From DTN 🕔Jan 19, 2018

March soybean meal closed up $3.20 Friday, its fifth consecutive gain in the aftermath of last week’s USDA report and helped by ongoing concerns of dry weather in Argentina. Row crops ended with small gains while all three wheats finished

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Louisiana Strawberries: Cold Snap Delay Crop, Increase Cost

Louisiana Strawberries: Cold Snap Delay Crop, Increase Cost

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 19, 2018

The recent cold snap is causing strawberry growers to go into babysitting-mode, using cloth covers to save their early crop. Many farmers double-covered their strawberries to hold warmer air near the plants and keep the frigid temperatures out, said Whitney

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 23.1 cents per pound for the week ending January 13, up 1.7 cents from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending January 13

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Dicamba: New Label Includes Downwind Buffers and Susceptible Crop Restrictions

Dicamba: New Label Includes Downwind Buffers and Susceptible Crop Restrictions

👤Bob Hartzler, Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 19, 2018

In response to problems with off-target movement and injury associated with dicamba applications on dicamba-resistant (Xtend) soybean, the EPA made significant changes to labels of the new dicamba products. While much of the discussion has focused on the Restricted Use

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